This week our challenge theme is...
Your creation should follow our theme, Remembrance, and can be military minded, or in remembrance of someone close to you. The red poppy is a world recognized symbol of remembrance, so you could also create a card using red poppy flowers.
We don't have a digi sponsor this week, but our wonderful "boss lady" is offering a prize for you. She will send, anywhere in the world, a lovely selection of ribbons, all 1 metre lengths (picture shown on Card Crafter's Circle blog). Now who doesn't like ribbon? I have to admit that I DO, and I never seem to have enough (smile).
I come from a military background. Both my father and my father-in-law fought in World War II and Korea. I grew up in a military town, and I cried at the Viet Nam Memorial in Washington, DC as I found the names of classmates and friends who gave their lives during that conflict. It saddens me that different ideologies, faiths, economic greed, land disputes, and philosophies cause wars. Here in the US, many of us went to the polls on Tuesday to vote for men and women we wanted to fill government positions from the local level to the national level. I am reminded of how many people are not able to freely vote for people they want running their towns, cities, states or country. I am reminded of how our forefathers and our fathers fought to ensure we have that right, and while I grieve each and every life lost in war, I am thankful that there were brave men and women who were willing to make the sacrifice to give me that and other freedoms.
The verse on my card reads, "Remember, freedom is NOT free." Another sentiment which I really like and find very appropriate is, "All gave some; some gave all." Let us honor and remember our heroes, known and unknown, who keep us safe and who fight for the dignity of all people everywhere.
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.com/ - Poppies
http://critterchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - Veteran's Day/Remembrance Day
http://daisydoodlescreativechallenges.blogspot.com/ - Veteran's Day/Remembrance
http://ladyanneschallenges.weebly.com/stamp-challenge.html - Anything Goes